Director of Inpatient Nursing in Austin, Texas, United States
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Heart Hospital of Austin

Director of Inpatient Nursing

Austin, TX, United States
Full-time • No Weekends
Directors and Managers   Job ID: 25960-80309
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SHIFT: No Weekends
SCHEDULE: Full-time

Do you have the career opportunities as a Director of Inpatient Nursing you want in your current role? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Heart Hospital of Austin, a facility that is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.

At Heart Hospital of Austin we want to ensure your needs are met. We offer a variety of comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans along with some unique benefits including:

  • Student Loan Repayment 
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs 
  • Paid Personal Leave 
  • 401k (100% annual match – 3%-9% of pay based on years of service) 
  • Identity Theft Protection discounts 
  • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options 
  • Adoption Assistance 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP) 


You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Director of Inpatient Nursing like you to be a part of our team.

This position has 24-hour accountability for the clinical practice of nursing and the delivery of patient care within the nursing units. This role encompasses management of human, fiscal and other resources, development of personnel, compliance with regulatory and professional standards, strategic planning and fostering of collaborative relationships. Participates in direct care as needed, with the remaining time involving managerial tasks. Collaborates with other team leaders in sharing of staff and resources, as well as assists in the cross training of the staff. Participates in providing patient specific care standards as directed, and follows service excellence standards to ensure high levels of patient satisfaction.

  • You will assist in the overall operation of the hospital through active participation in projects aimed at achieving the hospital’s mission and incorporates the values of the hospital in day-to-day activities.
  • You will assist in the selection of equipment, supplies and goods, for the running of the hospital, and caring for patients, with goals of quality and cost efficiency.
  • You will communicate with staff and physicians on administrative issues and follows-up to bring closure to such issues.
  • You will prepare departmental budget, projecting reasonable activity levels and expenses required to achieve approved net margin for work unit(s).  Operates work unit(s) within approved budget.
  • You will be responsible for adequate numbers of staff on a daily basis.
  • You will assume a leadership role in the maintenance of the patient-focused care delivery system.
  • You will conduct competency reviews of staff.  Identifies learning needs of staff members, and in collaboration with Nursing Education, develops plans to meet educational needs.
  • You will initiate progressive disciplinary action/terminations when necessary.
  • You will conduct routine department meetings to keep staff informed.  Insure that there is a complete flow of information through the department.
  • You will actively participate in administering patient care and management of related service.
  • You will coordinate the admission, discharge and transfer of patients in collaboration with other team leaders.
  • You will assure that patient equipment and supplies are available and in working order.
  • You will maintain personal responsibility for professional growth and development.



Heart Hospital of Austin, which is part of St. David’s HealthCare, is a 58-bed hospital and one of the highest performing cardiovascular facilities in the nation, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. It features a comprehensive 24-hour emergency department; an advanced Executive Wellness Program; six operating rooms (ORs), including three hybrid ORs; three catheterization labs; and electrophysiology services. It is home to one of the largest non-academic cardiovascular research programs in the world.

As a smaller, specialty hospital, Heart Hospital of Austin offers a family-like work environment where most all employees know each other by name.  As part of St. David’s HealthCare, it is one of seven of the area’s leading hospitals and part of one of the largest health systems in Texas.

Heart Hospital of Austin is nationally recognized by numerous independent rating organizations for its excellence in clinical quality.

HCA Healthcare has been continually named a World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere since 2010. In 2018, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Director of Inpatient Nursing opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.



  • Three years of clinical experience in a critical/acute care setting; at least 6 months of charge/supervisor experience
  • 2+ years of management experience



  • Graduate of accredited nursing school 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing- required
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing- preferred

Licenses and Certifications

  • Registered Nurse with Texas state licensure or licensure from a state within the Nursing Compact.  If working under compact license, must have current state license within 90 days.
  • BLS certification as per St. David’s Healthcare policy
  • ACLS certification as per St. David’s Healthcare policy
  • NRP certification as per St. David’s Healthcare policy
  • Certification in area of specialty - preferred



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